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Culture, Encore

Capsule Reviews

Godfellas. The Rev. De Love, the sinful soul preacher in San Francisco Mime Troupe's new religious doctrineÐthemed show, is heaven-bent on spreading the word of God to every corner of the land. Behind the scenes at a "Rock the Lord…
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Culture, Encore

Our critics weigh in on local theater

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The moldering schoolhouse tradition of spelling bees has inspired a cultural deluge of late, from Myla Goldberg's 2001 novel Bee Season to the feature film Akeelah and the Bee. That the bee has…
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Home Again

It's been 30 years since Jean Shelton has performed on stage. I don't know if the Method actor-turned-celebrated acting coach suffered a Daniel Day-Lewis moment during her turn as Martha in a 1970s production of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of…
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American Buffalo

The heartbreaking thing about David Mamet's career is that he hasn't written anything as human and tight as the early plays that made him famous: Glengarry Glen Ross and, of course, American Buffalo. Their spare, half-articulate lines can still sound…
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